Thursday, September 23, 2010

New To Linux?

It is interesting to me how many people are interested in using Linux now...
Whether they have an old machine they want to revive, need to retrieve files that will not boot up in another operating system, or for the reason I really love...they want a solid system that is not prone to Spyware/Malware/Virus and puts fun back into computers for free.

I use three of the most widely known operating systems...all for different reasons...
Windows - Testing/Work Related Applications/Gaming




OSX - iTunes/iPhoto/iMovie/iChat/Final Cut/Some Gaming




Linux - Everyday use - Chatting/Email/Browsing/IRC/Developing/Gaming/Testing





So as you can see in comparison, I am pretty neutral across the board when it comes to computers and their usage.  I would recommend them all to anyone depending on your needs.

Reasons to give Linux a whirl:
1. You are broke $$
2. You cannot afford to buy a new machine for Windows 7 and your current system is running at snail speed.
3. You just bought a netbook that came with Windows 7 Starter and you cannot even change your background :) and you think...maybe I should have a little more freedom than this :D
4. You are tired of having to $$ buy $$ every application you need for your computer.

The following is my recommendation for most newer computers:
Linux Mint Main Edition http://www.linuxmint.com
First off it's beautiful. It comes with Adobe Flash pre-installed as well. You can have a fully Internet/Work readily machine up and running in under 15 minutes easy.


For Netbooks:
Peppermint OS is a very lightweight Operating System that will get your Netbook hopping like it should in no time...very easy to install and setup.





Again these are my recommendations for new users to Linux. There are many other Linux Distros that I do enjoy however may involve more experience with Linux. So if you ever have any questions about getting started with Linux or want to just get to know a great community
1. Download Xchat at www.xchat.org
2. Join Server irc.spotchat.org
3. Join the channel #linuxmint-help
4. Get to know us and start asking questions to learn about this great Operating System :D

Monday, September 13, 2010

My Harley

A bit off topic here but I liked the way this picture turned out today....

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Correct Parts

This ad reminds me that if I see a rattlesnake with a baby rattle, I still need to run.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Keep on brickin...

Next Debian Release 7.0



Release name
~~~~~~~~~~~~
We will continue to use Toy Story character names for squeeze's
successor. The next release will be called ``wheezy'' (the rubber toy
penguin with a red bow tie), and will be Debian 7.0.

Source Info
http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2010/09/msg00000.html

Juggle

I learned how to juggle this morning....W00t!

Zombie Humor

Resident Evil 4 in 3D!

This is the craziest thing I have ever seen....
Resident Evil 4 Trailer in 3D...wow this is awesome!
Click to watch the trailer in 3D...Totally cool!

Sunday, September 5, 2010

LMDE

Linux Mint Debian Edition - Just the name has a nice ring to it :D

 *not official LMDE background...but can be downloaded here

Several people have gotten an opportunity to sample LMDE including myself.
It is everything you would expect Debian to be, fast, lightweight and now incredibly gorgeous...

We are still waiting on an official release but when all is said and done,
LMDE will be one of the best community efforts the Linux Mint team has put out
in my opinion. They never cease to make elegant editions, and this is proof that
they are doing it again. Keep up the excellent work Linux Mint Team!

When the official release is published you will be able to obtain it here:
http://www.linuxmint.com
Follow the Linux Mint Team at:
http://twitter.com/Linux_Mint

Friday, September 3, 2010

Google Priority Inbox


This video made me laugh out loud...pretty nice actually for you gmail users :)

Peppermint Sticks


Peppermint Sticks :)

On the left is my Peppermint OS and on the right is my Peppermint Ice.
Both are equally powerful and very lightweight.
I use peppermint all the time to boot into pc's that cannot boot into Windows
to retrieve files and back them up on an external hard drive.

To put peppermint on a USB thumbdrive for you download the following:
Run Unetbootin to install to USB thumbdrive :)

Here are a few screenshots from both.